dmulally

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  1. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    Fitted a towbar today. Just doing odd jobs whilst waiting for brake drums to be machined and parts to fly in from England to help with gearchanging and brakes.
  2. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    I also have a dicky seat for the engine lid but doubt I will fit it.
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    Damo's Crap

    I might use those plates to hold in some C channel to be able to drag a bike up in there.
  4. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    So took it for a decent test drive today and I dont think I'll be looking at booking in the cert inspecion yet. Even with a decent bleed the pedal goes to the floor. A miss match in wheel cyls front to rear is probably the culprit. I might look at a split circuit or put the commer ones in the chev backing plate. Also, I can get reverse now but not easily. It is too hit and miss so will have to clean that up. Both very fiddly and time consuming jobs but I want it to be perfect.
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    Damo's Crap

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    Damo's Crap

    A shame I couldnt weld in a cross member to bolt the safety loop to. This thing is going to snag on every bloody thing in the cargo space. But like most safety things it is a massige PITA to install but once done I feel better knowing it is there. Considering it had one from factory (albeit non compliant) the roots engineers knew more than I'll ever know.
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    Damo's Crap

    What a crap day today was. I had to install the tail shaft safety loop. Seeing as I didnt have a crossmember handy I had to fab a doubler plate. I didnt have any 3mm plate so had to use 10mm. Holy crap what a balls job. The steel was from a leaf spring of a WW2 truck so just wanted to eat my drill bits and cutting discs. Bleh. Ill get the bolts in the morning to fit it. I can see why I put this job off so long!
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    Damo's Crap

    Yusssss. Finally found reverse. I'm not sure if I have lost 5th and 6th yet but I'll deal with that later. Should be ok. After hours under the car with spacers and all sorts of shit I just straightened the kink in the gearstick. I also welded a washer to the exhaust manifold so the throttle return spring can sit at a 45 degree angle to snap it back.
  9. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    Not much to report today. Just finished making a tool wall and went out shopping in the standard. Generic old bloke number 637 came up to speak about owning one back in the day. Love having a chat.
  10. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    Not much to report today. Just finished making a tool wall and went out shopping in the standard. Generic old bloke number 637 came up to speak about owning one back in the day. Love having a chat.
  11. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    This is my beautiful 1912 lister and powers my house in winter when there isnt enough sun for the house batteries.
  12. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    Took the day off to do bogan tetris. Finding engines I didnt remember I even had and moving it into storage. Oh if anyone wants a chev 250 inline 6 and 4 speed, shoot me a pm. Anyway, managed to find reverse with a pry bar under the van but not on the gearstick so Ill have to have a tickle. Feels good to have a clean shed.
  13. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    It is from an IS200 and here is a pic of a similar setup. Realistically I didnt need it with the diff swap but I want this to be bulletproof and the commer gearbox is a leaky shitfight. I'm sure Ill be able to sort reverse. Im just not sure which side it is on so don't know where to look. The gearchange is very crisp and I haven't even tightened it up yet.
  14. dmulally

    Damo's Crap

    Bleh. Looks like finding reverse just jumped up the priority list.
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    Damo's Crap

    Woo. So the test drive went well enough that I was able to drive home unassisted. I gave the brakes a quick bleed but they need plenty more work. When I can steal a body Ill do a proper bleed. One of the rear drums felt hot so it needs adjusting. Throttle return spring also isnt up to the job. What a difference a real diff makes. Going from 5.6:1 to 3.7 is amazing. I cant see myself needing 5th let alone 6th. Lowering it has made the handling waaaay better too. Plenty to go but good that it is driving.